The Second Annual Candidate Experience Awards – The CandE’s!
Fortune has its “Best Companies to Work For.” The Candidate Experience Awards are for the “Best Companies to Apply to Work For.” Everyone knows, especially the three recruiting experts who are presenting this session and founded this competition, that most companies treat job applicants awfully. In an attempt to make that better, find role models and identify best practices, last year 59 companies entered the competition, filling out a lengthy questionnaire. Many agreed to have their candidates surveyed (11,000 surveys in all!), and 29 companies got awards at the conference, five with distinction. Those top five included PepsiCo and State Farm Insurance. This year getting an award will be lots tougher with triple the number of companies interested, especially after articles in the Wall Street Journal. Certainly attend to find out this year’s winners, but more importantly to hear how they do it so well, so maybe you can, too. And this may be your last chance because in 2013, the CandE’s may have to move to the former Kodak Theater!